The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn

4.8
2294 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Reservations are available online, via phone, or email request dining@castlehillinn.com two weeks in advance, for parties of up to seven guests. Serving from 5:30pm - 9:00pm, we will be open Thursday through Monday, closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Chef Lou Rossi’s $92 three-course “prix fixe” menu will change often, featuring locally sourced proteins and produce with Mediterranean influences and inspirations. A selection of wine flights will complement the menu, exploring wines from distinctive and unique regions, vintners, and styles. Each flight of three wines will be the equivalent of two full glasses and will be offered at a variety of price points. While we do have bars open for pre-dinner drinks, they frequently reach capacity on summer evenings. In this instance, you will be asked to only enter property within thirty-minutes of your reservation.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2294 people are saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSteven
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a special evening for all. Food is fantastic, as is the service. Not to mention the view. The only issue is the price. In my mind, worth i!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great views. Four star dining with courteous staff !

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vipraisininthesun
New England
29 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Attentive service. A wonderful evening.

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Unfortunate
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

We eat out often from elegant restaurants to beef and beer joints and everything in between. This night we were looking forward to a unique fine dining experience but were ultimately a little let down. Although the food was nice, and the service fine, the atmosphere was not. Though many patrons were well dressed and behaved, a younger couple in their mid-twenties were seated close to us and they were dressed like they were about to bar hop the Jersey Shore after attending a grunge concert- T-shirt, ragged cargo pants loosely rolled up at the ankle, and untied and beat-up leather boots.
For the location and the price we expected a dress appropriate respectful atmosphere. Online info mentions a dress code but we later found out from the manager (who was very nice) that the code is "requested but not required."
Folks, we are not snobs but we do appreciate respectful behavior to include appropriate attire when called for. Unfortunately, though it is their absolute right to do so, Castle Hill has chosen to minimize standards to an unacceptable level.
We will not return.

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for joining us and for your feedback. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and service. While we do list a dress-code as requiring collared shirts in The Dining Room, it does not surprise me that we allowed a guest to continue enjoying their meal without such adornments. The dress code is informative, not punitive. It's designed to inform what type of meal to forward to, more so than to exclude guests who have looked forward to celebrating but missed the fine print.

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StephenB
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was great the service was excellent Rey friendly and helpful enjoyed one of our experience we will never forget

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vipdiane
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Checking in with our hostess was a nightmare! For such a beautiful experience Castle Hill offered with service from our head waiter and such a fantastic culinary experience, she does not belong working there. She was curt and fresh, talking over me when I tried to answer her. My husband had the same trouble with her---definitely not a position for such a limited and nasty person to hold.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really happy we made it here on our trip. Service was outstanding

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want top of the line, inventive gourmet cuisine that blends New American, French, and classic New England fare in endlessly inventive variations, Castle Hill can’t be topped. Ask for Dan Moriarty or another of the well-versed friendly waitstaff. Unparalleled personal service and a fantastic intimate setting. Everything Newport is known for, and more.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food was the best menu and quality in several years. Carl our server was fantastic! Excellent service and care to cater to the customer.

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JGXF
New England
23 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal, as always. They don't have a huge menu, but everything is done with unique preparation. And the additional things, like the 3 different bread services, add to the overall experience. I think this is the best restaurant in Rhode Island, which has many wonderful restaurants.

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NancyC
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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vipchristmas2014
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. The food was excellent and the staff was very attentive.

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Fred
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place and one of the best meals I’ve ever had. Tremendous service too

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vipCareyO
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner. Food was amazing. Service was impeccable. Highly suggest going to Castle Hill for dinner.

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jamesh
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Outstanding service and ambience. Food left you wondering about seasoning presentation and menu selection. There was only a tasting menu with very little appetizing choices. Makes you wonder if there is shortage of good staff in the kitchen.

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vipReet
New England
42 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We go here for birthdays and our anniversary each year. Food and service was wonderful as always. However, the room we were seated in was next door to a private party. The young children attending were loud and very active (as children will be). This took away from the sophisticated atmosphere that were have been accustomed to while dining.

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HerbA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very loud because of an obnoxious person at another table in the room. Food was very good and service was excellent. The value was diminished by the high cost of the fixed cost meals. If cost isn’t a concern, a good choice.

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Junipercape
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Anniversary Dinner, we were offered a 3 Course Price Fixed Menu, each course was both a visual as well as culinary treat! We dined in a rotunda area of the Inn where they had installed plexiglass partitions between the tables so all diners would feel safe, needless to say the views are outstanding!

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vipMarkR
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb in every way.

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Mark
New England
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Excellent food. The flavors, presentation, and ambiance was top notch. Will definitely come again!!

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NicoleM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unreal view, amazing staff, the best food!

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vipCraigS
London
7 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from start to finish

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was fabulous

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BalaC
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The pre-fix menu is extremely overpriced! The food was below average, honestly. Cauliflower steak was just bland roasted cauliflower. I would not recommend this restaurant for a special evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, service and atmosphere

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MaxD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Good and service was incredible. Our waiter Dan was first class.

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vipReet
New England
31 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We were celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary and as a surprise our friends had called the day before ,spoke to a manager who took their credit card because they wanted to pay for our evening. That never happened. We paid for our meals without even knowing our friends had attempted to surprise us.
We had an awful table in the very small room. We had asked for a table near the window in that room but they wouldn’t let us sit there because they said there was another reservation coming in and then we wouldn’t be 6 feet apart from the other reservation however that reservation never showed up. The food was fair not like it used to be as was the same for the service. Castle Hill used to be a phenomenal place not sure what happened but it has really gone downhill

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on May 4, 2021

Thank you so much for choosing to celebrate with us, and for the feedback as well. I am so sorry to hear about how this anniversary turned out, which I'm sure you were looking forward to. While the table selection was an unfortunate circumstance - I know we could have done better with the food and billing arrangement. Would you mind getting in touch so that we can make this right?

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TonyG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dining experience. Great service, very nice menu selection. And nice evening for our special occasion.

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viprhonda
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My only issue was that I really wanted a water view and although I knew that it wasn’t guaranteed I was a bit disappointed for my birthday

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vipJims
New England
48 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome always

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The presentation and hospitality were outstanding. Nick was a wonderful host and even spent time with us after our meal to share some of the rich history of the property. A lovely setting with superb food and spectacular service!

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stephenp
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our much anticipated dinner was on the brink of becoming a disaster when the dinner entree we saw on the sample menu was not being offered. Our waiter,Carl must have felt our pain when we asked why it was taken off the menu,he took the cocktail order and came back with the unexpected news that after talking with the chef he could prepare the poached lobster dish. Not only was the entire meal unbelievable but that little extra concern shown by Carl made this a night to remember.We will recommend this restaurant not only for the quality and presentation of the dinner but for the genuine feeling we received from Carl.

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vipSandy
San Antonio
16 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service. Thanks for the experience!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t have enough gratuitous words to describe how amazing the staff is at Castle Hill. Nick was professional with just the right amount of whit and charm to fancy 4 girls from NY celebrating my girlfriend’s moms birthday and her dedication this past year to her job as a lifetime healthcare worker.

I can not Thank You enough for one of the best dining experiences I personally have ever had and the BEST BIRTHDAY EVER (her words).

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StevenD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife and 2 sons for my wife’s birthday. We were overwhelmed as we walked in. Nick then navigated our experience. Food was outstanding. Room was breathtaking. Ambiance was incredible. What stole the show honestly, was the staff and service. It’s as if they sensed our slight anxiety and made us feel at home without compromising the integrity of The Dining Room at Castle Hill. Can’t wait for our next milestone to dine with you again.

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vipHarlemdude
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around good time. Food was different and all fantastic. Went for restaurant week and had a wine that u never had before but will get again for sure.

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Christopher32
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing! Food and service was top notch, we’ll be going back.

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The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 2294 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.